The Friedman Kodiak Motorsailer ??

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  1. viking north
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    With exception of the rigging this Friedman Designed Kodiak raised deck motorsailer caught my eye but I was unable to track down any info on it or Port Royal Marine. I came across the design in one of my older design books. (1988 Boat Kit & Plans.) Anyone out there with any leads or additional info. Thanks---Geo.
     

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    Phil Friedman left Canada (for Florida) shortly after that was published and became a writer/editor for Motor Boating & Sailing (now gone). Later he ran the Palmer Johnston yard for a bit, then returned to Florida. The Port Royal Marine Group is currently based in Miami/Fort Lauderdale I believe.....

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-friedman/17/721/a8
     
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    Thanks Tad, I did track down a couple of Kodiak 41's but they went the traditional trunk cabin wheelhouse above decks. The 31 foot version made use of the raised deck/flush deck wheelhouse set up which caught my eye. I 'll try the e mail ad. and see what happens. I see you are also experiencing some white flakes out your way, we are having a terrible cold winter here, takes about 4 hours to reach comfortable working temperature in the shop. Happy I am I don't have to do it for a living anymore. :) ---Geo.
     
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    Thanks again Tad I have successfully contacted Phil Friedman via e mail and got an update on that design. (Deep in the archived files) :) Not important just wanted to have a closer look at it. ---
     
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    Glad that worked out......

    Snowed again here yesterday, and we still have snow on the ground from 10 days ago.......you'd think we were in Manitoba!
     

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    Yup it's one cold winter, wife's sister lives in Vancouver so we hear all about it . Also learned that the Kodiak 31 was built by Kettle Creek Boatworks, Port Stanley Ont. Small world I was stationed not far from there for a year back in their operational days.
     
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